Review of Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Gold Cup at Kentucky Downs on Sept. 8.

Race 10. Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Gold Cup, Grade III on Turf. For three-year-old and up at 1 1/2 miles on turf. Purse $750,000.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Bronson Ricardo Santana, Jr. Michael Maker 30/1
2 Nessy Julien Leparoux Ian Wilkes 15/1
3 Manitoulin James Graham James Toner 6/1
4 Bigger Picture Tyler Gaffalione Michael Maker 9/2
5 Multiplier Joel Rosario Peter Miller 5/1
6 Oscar Nominated Jose Ortiz Michael Maker 7/2
7 All Right Adam Beschizza Kellyn Gorder 30/1
8 Arklow Florent Geroux Brad Cox 12/1
9 Soglio Luis Saez Michael Maker 12/1
10 Some in Tieme Brian Hernandez, Jr. Kenneth McPeek 12/1
11 My Bariley Chris Landeros Anthony Granitz 20/1
12 Big Bend Drayden Van Dyke Thomas Proctor 10/1
13 Patterson Junior Alvarado William Mott 12/1
14 Markitoff Ken Carmouche Michael Maker 15/1
15 Twenty Four Seven Florent Geroux Roger Brueggemann 12/1
16 Bandua Adam Beschizza Dermot Weld 8/1

Leading the Kentucky Turf Cup field is Oscar Nominated, with career earnings of $1.4 million, including a 2017 victory in this race plus a win in the Grade III W. L. McKnight Handicap in January.

Bigger Picture won the Grade III John B. Connally Turf Cup Stakes.

Big Bend won the Dueling Grounds Derby last year as a 3-year-old and entering the race following a fourth of nine finish in the Cape Henlopen Stakes.

Nessy won the 1 3/4 miles Grade III San Juan Capistrano Stakes in April.

Manitoulin won the Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup in November at the distance of the Kentucky Turf Cup.

Arklow won the Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Cup Stakes last month at Ellis Park.

Patterson Cross is one of the four on the also-eligible list. He ran second in both the Grade II Mac Diarmida Stakes and in the Grade II Pan American Stakes.

Some in Tieme finished second behind Bigger Picture in the Connally.

 

Our Top Three Picks:

  • Patterson Cross
  • Oscar Nominated
  • Big Bend

 

 

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